The Museum is the repository for some major regional collections. It also maintains a large collection of floral and faunal specimens from Baja California as the result of the College's long and continued maintenance of research sites in the Mexican state.


  • Coleoptera
  • Culicidae Collection: Dr. Donald R. Brothers
  • Idaho National Laboratory Formicidae Collection
  • Lepidoptera Collection: Carl Cannon
  • Lepidoptera Collection: Robert Chehey
  • Mecoptera
  • South Central Idaho General Entomology Collection: Dr. Paul Castrovillo
  • Strepsiptera
  • Trogidae Collection: Dr. Charles W. Baker
  • Entomology of Baja California


  • Luther Douglas Navajo Ceremonial Sandpaintings Collection
  • The Gates-Lewis Collection  -  An Enduring Presence
  • The Olga Gonzalez Pre-Columbian Collection
  • Hopi Basketry and Pottery Collection
  • The James Huntley Native American Lithic Collection
  • The Meldrum New Guinean/New ZealandCollection
  • The Troxell Collection
  • The Warm Springs Site, Boise, Idaho


  • Succor Creek, Idaho Collection
  • Green River Formation Collection
  • Bake Young Collection


  • The College of Idaho Collection
  • Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Collection: Beneficial Use Reconnaisance Program
  • Idaho Department of Fish and Game Collection
  • Richard L. Wallace Collection (formerly at University of Idaho)
  • US Bureau of Land Management Collection
  • US Bureau of Reclamation Collection
  • US Environmental Protection Agency EMAP/REMAP Collection
  • US Forest Service Collection
  • US Geologic Survey Idaho Water Science Collection

Aquatic Invertebrates

  • Idaho Dept of Environmental Quality: Beneficial Use Reconnaisance Program; statewide 1994-2007
  • Idaho Power Company: Middle Snake River Aquatic Invertebrate Samplings
  • US Bureau of Reclamation: 1995-2007 Upper Snake River Snail Samplings


  • Freshwater Gastropoda: Middle and Upper Snake River
  • Freshwater Bivalvia: Iowa 1983-1987; Dr. Terrence J. Frest Collection
  • Welty Fossil Collection
  • Marine Mollusca: Baja California, Mexico: Bratz Family Collection
  • Marine Mollusca: Australia: Al Walrodt Collection
  • Marine Mollusca: Worldwide: Bender Collection




  • Reptiles of Baja California


  • Botany of Baja California


  • General Reference Library
  • Ira LaRivers Library
  • Thomas Lugasky Library

Other Associated C of I Collections